Article recommendations week #9 2017

We have searched the web for the most valuable and interesting articles of week #9 2017

Strength Training Articles

Breaking Muscle outlined important considerations for a morning strength workout in Get It Done Early: A Morning Workout Primer and discussed The Modern Myths Of Muscle Building busting popular myth on building muscle mass.

The Strength Sensei explained how posture can improve or impair performance in the article Can Improved Posture Accelerate Strength Gains?

Tom Venuto discussed Body Type Revisited : A New Way To Think About The Endomorph, Ectomorph, And Mesomorph discussing different variables affecting body type, which are genetic and which can be influenced.

Train Heroic explained 6 Ways to Train The Multisport Athlete for In-Season Domination useful and easy to implement advice.

T-Nation shared a Tip: Why You Must Push Press and the unique benefits of the Push Press, as it not only requires strength but also Power. Check it out

SCNOW offered a Four-move workout covers all our major muscle groups by dividing the strength training workout into 4 fundamental movements, push, pull, squat and stabilize. I have published an article this week explaining the different fundamental movements

Everyone who is interested in training his rear side, check out March Research Preview: Gluteus Maximus Edition all about training the gluteus maximus.

Renaissance Periodisation outlined Hamstring Training Tips for Hypertrophy discussing training frequency, exercise selection and set & rep schemes.

Robertson Training Systems shared  Random Thoughts – February 2017 interesting questions and conclusions for warm-ups, speed training, strength training and conditioning.

Stack shared A Simple Strength Training Strategy for Multi-Sport Athletes simple but effective advice.

Cerevan explained The Sleep Sweet Spot for Avoiding Memory Problems four simple tips to optimise sleep.

Ted Ed explained How to practice effectively…for just about anything, explaining the physiology behind learning and mastering techniques and motor learning, check it out


Plyometric Training Articles

T-Nation offered

Complementary Training shared Plyometric Progression with Coach Wilmot | Part 4 looking at contact times and jump height in repeated jumps, check out the video

If you missed part 1, check out here

If you missed part 2, check out here

If you missed part 3, check it out here


Back Squat, Front Squat, and Overhead Squat Articles 

Stack explained how the safety bar squat can be beneficial for NFL prospects to improve their combine score in the article The Unique Squat Variation NFL Prospects Are Using to Improve Their 40-Yard Dash

The Bar Bend shared 5 Exercises to Build a Stronger and Healthier Squat, how to use breathing, warm-up exercises, corrective exercises and assistance exercises to prepare for a Back Squat workout.

The Darwinian Medicine explained What Can I Do to Fix My Quad-Dominant Squat? offering good advice how to address the quad dominant squatting pattern.


Power Clean, Power Snatch, and Olympic Lifting Articles

T-Nation offered another Tip: Master the Athlete’s Lift explaining the benefits of the Power Clean, how the Power Clean builds and displays Power and programming the Power Clean. For more information, also check out

All Things Gym shared  Oly Weightlifting Lifts Ratio Calculator a nice tool from Oly Lifts that allows you to calculate and predict your 1 RM’s for the Olympic Lifts from your Back Squat 1 RM.

California Strength outlined Three Stretches Every Weightlifter Should Know simple and effective flexibility and mobility work.

Catalyst Athletics explained


Highlight of the week

We had a few PB’s last week and probably more in the next week. Always good to see, that the hard work my athletes put in pays off!

Check out some impressions.

BMX Junior World Champion Ruby Huisman Power Cleaning 72.5 kg


Track Cyclist Harrie Lavreysen Back Squatting 210 kg for 2 reps


BMX World Campion 2015 Niek Kimmann Bench Pressing 100 kg


Track Cyclist from the development team Tijmen van Loon mastering the Handsfree Front Squat with 100 kg for 2 reps, quite a big achievement after less than a year of strength training